Your dog is part of your family right? So why not honor that little poodle or Yorkie of yours by giving him a birthday party? OK, so he has no idea that it’s his birthday, nor will he figure out the party is for him, but all dog breeds love to have fun so why not have a party that will make him the center of all the attention. You know your dog loves attention, so what better way to get it than a party in his honor?

First things first, where are you going to have the party? You can have it in the house, in the backyard or at a park. But make sure that it’s at a place that is dog friendly and somewhere people are going to want to go.

After you have figured out where to hold the party it’s time to figure out who to invite. The best thing to do is to invite your friends, relatives and neighbors who all have dogs. Otherwise those without dogs, might think you’re a little strange throwing a birthday party for your dog. Pick out the invitations, probably something with dogs on it and send them out to the people you want to invite.

After the invites are out you need to figure out what kind of refreshments you are going to want to have. Generally for your human guest you can pretty much serve them anything. As for the dog guests you need to make sure that everything you serve is dog friendly. So you might want to pick up a few boxes of Milk Bones or other doggie treats. You can also include some carrots and some even with some peanut butter on them. Your dog guests will love you for that treat. Make sure to have plenty of water on hand for your doggie guests as well.

Next find a place that deals with specialty cakes and one that deals with baking special cakes for dogs. They will create adorable cakes that are made with all meat or ingredients that are OK for dogs to eat like carob instead of chocolate and yogurt. Both of which dogs love. So a nice frozen yogurt cake with carob frosting really might go over well for the dog guests in the crowd.

Make sure that you have plenty of dog toys of different varieties for all of the dog guests to play with. However, make sure that none of the toys put out for play time happen to by your dog’s favorite toys. It might just be better to go to a local dollar store and pick up some toys there.

Make sure to have some planned activities. Make sure that the activities include both the dogs and their human companions. You can have activities that they can all enjoy together, some just for the dogs and then some for the human guests.

Make sure that everyone invited is asked to make a big deal over the guest of honor and make sure that he gets lots of attention from everyone, remember, this is his day and you need to make him feel special even with all the excitement going on.